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5 Ways to Shop and Support the AAPI Community – AAPI Stores

There is no shortage of AAPI stores in the Portland area, including grocery, clothing, and home goods shops. Whether you’d like to go in for an immersive experience or order online, these businesses will be extremely grateful for your support. Gather special ingredients to make a traditional meal or purchase small gifts to give your loved ones for the next holiday! You’re sure to find some unique treasures in these shops.

Fubonn Shopping Center

2850 SE 82nd Ave. #80
Portland, OR
https://www.fubonn.com/

Fubonn Shopping Center is the largest Asian shopping center in Oregon. If you want to get immersed in a full Asian shopping experience, this place is an excellent start. Its main feature is its supermarket, where you can shop for hard-to-find Asian ingredients. You’ll also find a selection of shops offering Asian fashion, goods, and services, not to mention restaurants serving a variety of Asian cuisines.

Kiriko

1001 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR
https://kirikomade.com/

If you’re looking for something specific from Japan, Kiriko is a good bet. The brand specializes in Japanese textiles, apparel, and accessories. But it also has in stock a wide array of Japanese products, including home decor, tableware, pottery, tea, incense, books, and magazines.

Klum House

3808 N Williams Ave. #132
Portland, OR
https://klumhouse.com/

Looking for personalized gift ideas? Maybe a new way to channel your creativity? You can always try making your own bags. Klum House has everything you need to make your own bag creations. It also hosts different online workshops where you can learn the bag-making skills you need, including Sewing 101.

Lily Market

11001 NE Halsey St.
Portland, OR
http://www.lily-market.com/

Lily Market first opened as a Thai supermarket, but it has since grown to include products from other Asian countries like India, Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Taiwan, and the Philippines. They sell fresh Asian produce grown by local farmers.

Reclamation

3808 N. Williams Ave. #126
Portland, OR
https://www.shopreclamation.com/

Reclamation is a boutique that sells fashion, handmade goods, plants, terrariums, an exclusive line of handmade jewelry, and other items. It also fosters community-building by hosting workshops and other events. The shop has its own mascot, a turtle named Elliott.

These are just a few of the AAPI stores and shops you’ll find around Portland. Explore your neighborhood and see what you can discover.


Ways to Shop and Support the AAPI Community – AAPI-Owned Restaurants

We’ve assembled a list of AAPI-owned restaurants in Portland that are ready and excited to share their outstanding food with you! By ordering meals from these restaurants, you’ll be contributing to their success and possibly opening your eyes to new, delicious flavors. From Thai to Indian and Chinese to Hawaiian, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from for your next take-out night or dine-in experience.

Stabs

Fresh, handmade noodles? Smoked meat on bahn mi? Yes, please.

https://www.instagram.com/stabs_smokedmeats_asianeats/

Mama Dut

Check out Mama Dut if you’re vegan craving for something Vietnamese.

https://www.mamadutfoods.com/shop

Matta

For a nostalgic Vietnamese-American experience.

https://mattapdx.com/menu-1

Kim Jong Grillin

Authentic Korean served hot and fast from a food cart.

https://kjgpdx.com/

Bing Mi

Not your usual crepes. A food cart serving savory, keto-friendly Jian Bing crepes.

https://www.bingmiportland.com/

Bit House Collective

For that playful Filipino dive bar experience.

https://bithousesaloon.com/

Mama Chow’s Chicken

For all your wonton, wings, and garlic noodle cravings.

https://www.facebook.com/mamachowskitchen/

Nong’s Khao Man Gai

Chicken and rice you won’t stop thinking about.

https://khaomangai.com/

Sushi Ichiban

Sushi and Japanese quick-eats for takeout.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100056129276079

Toki

The place to go for Korean chicken and comfort food.

https://www.tokipdx.com/

Duck House

Where you can enjoy a Szechuan banquet in style.

https://www.duckhousepdx.com/

Coco Donuts

Handcrafted donuts and coffee like no other.

https://www.cocodonuts.com/

Stretch the Noodle

Servings are huge enough for sharing, totally amazing to eat solo if you’re starving.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stretch-the-Noodle/208396859948318

Kim Jong Smokehouse

A harmonious marriage of Korean street food and Southern BBQ traditions.

https://kimjongsmokehouse.com/

Top Burmese

Burmese food with a distinct Pacific Northwest flair.

https://topburmese.com/

Magna Kusina

Old-school Filipino dishes with a fun and modern twist.

https://www.magnapdx.com/

Frank’s Noodle House

Come for the fresh, hand-pulled noodles. Stay for everything else.

http://www.franksnoodlehousepdx.com/

Smokin Fire Fish

Your source for local Hawaiian food.

https://www.smokinfirefish.com/

KaTi

A small vegan/vegetarian restaurant serving big Thai flavors.

https://www.katiportland.com/

Mojo Crepes

For satisfying your craving for Japanese crepes and sweets. Savory is also on the menu.

http://mojocrepes.com/

Thai Fresh

Fresh Thai food, strong community vibe.

https://thaifreshpdx.com/

Kala Noodle and Grill

Curries, boat noodles, stir-fry, pad Thai, oh my!

https://www.kalapdx.com/

Yataimura Maru

Japanese comfort food made from scratch.

http://www.marupdx.com/

K&B Bakery

Serving Portland almond cookies for 27 years.

http://kbbakery.com/

Da Hui

A Hawaiian dive bar with a strong rockability vibe.

https://dahui.bar/

Namaste Bazaar

When you want to experience fine dining on authentic Indian cuisine. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

https://www.namasteindiancusine.com/indian-bazaar

Shandong

Chinese comfort food served family-style.

https://shandongportland.com/

Pai Tong Thai

Just like Grandma’s cooking… if your grandmother’s Thai.

https://www.paitongthai.com/

Red Robe Tea House

For experiencing Chinese-style tea time.

https://www.redrobeteahouse.com/

Chen’s Good Taste

A modern spin on Chinese classics.

https://www.chensgoodtasteor.com/

Mekong Bistro

Authentic Cambodian flavors served this side of the Pacific.

https://www.mekongbistro1.com/

Banh Mi Up

For soothing a craving for Vietnamese, whether it’s a quick bite of bahn mi or pho or a full family feast.

https://www.banhmiuppdx.com/

Dehomis

When you’re peckish for gyoza and other Japanese savory snacks.

https://www.dehomis.com/

JinJu Patisserie

When your K-drama binge makes you hungry for chocolate and pastry.

https://jinjupatisserie.com/

Open Tandoor

Traditional Indian cuisine served Portland casual.

http://opentandoor.com/

This is just a partial list of AAPI-owned restaurants in Oregon. Feel free to explore what’s in your neighborhood.

 


Ways to Shop and Support the AAPI Community

As the month of May ends, so does the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month. But even though May is about to close, our support for the AAPI community needs to be a year-round thing. We need to cultivate solidarity with the community as a habit.

The easiest and most practical way to demonstrate your support is by letting your money do your talking. Here are five ways to get it done:

1) Donate to AAPI organizations to help them reach their goals.

With an increasingly large and diverse population of AAPI members, Oregon needs to continue developing its comprehensive resources for this community. Whether you’re looking to support a dedicated AAPI nonprofit or you’re a member of the AAPI community seeking companionship and assistance, we hope you find this list of primarily local organizations helpful and inspiring. They rely entirely on community participation, engagement, and donations. Contact them individually to find out how you can best support them and their missions.

Read more: AAP Organizations

2) Participate in AAPI events to further your knowledge and understanding of the community’s history and hardships.

Organizations, colleges, businesses, clubs, and other institutions constantly hold events, workshops, webinars, and various celebratory offerings to promote and encourage AAPI support. We’ve compiled a list of options to invite our community to get involved in AAPI advocacy! While this is a particularly challenging year to gather people together, self-education on AAPI history and hardships is increasingly essential due to the rise in discrimination and hate crimes. As resources become more readily available, we have a responsibility to pursue them and become active advocates for the AAPI community. Due to pandemic-related cancellations, we encourage you to add these and other AAPI events to your calendar for the years to come.

Read more: AAPI Events

3) Visit AAPI museums and other art exhibits to immerse yourself in the beauty of the culture.

Portland is home to some of the most authentic Asian gardens and comprehensive art collections. Taking in visual representations of AAPI culture is an effective way to increase understanding and acceptance. Art has a unique way of bringing diverse communities together and creating a shared experience that unites us. Planning a trip to any of these listed AAPI museums or exhibits would make for a relaxing afternoon absorbing cultural values and artistry.

Read more: AAPI Art and Museums

4) Order food from AAPI-owned restaurants to help them thrive.

We’ve assembled a list of AAPI-owned restaurants in Portland that are ready and excited to share their outstanding food with you! By ordering meals from these restaurants, you’ll be contributing to their success and possibly opening your eyes to new, delicious flavors. From Thai to Indian and Chinese to Hawaiian, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from for your next take-out night or dine-in experience.

Read more: AAPI Restaurants

5) Shop at AAPI-owned stores to boost their business.

There is no shortage of AAPI stores in the Portland area, including grocery, clothing, and home goods shops. Whether you’d like to go in for an immersive experience or order online, these businesses will be extremely grateful for your support. Gather special ingredients to make a traditional meal or purchase small gifts to give your loved ones for the next holiday! You’re sure to find some unique treasures in these shops.

Read more: AAPI Stores